tv First Look MSNBC April 9, 2012 5:00am-5:30am EDT
fear factor. police arrest two white men suspected much a deadly shooting spree in a black neighborhood. siepg off. remembering veteran news man, mike wallace dead at the age of 93. and 100 years later, a cruise ship retraces the path of the titanic's ill fated maiden voyage. very good morning to you, i'm veronica did he la cruise. this is first look on msnbc. and we begin this morning with behind bars. authorities in oklahoma have arrested two white men in connection with a shooting rampage, that left three black men dead and two others injured. one of the suspects was upset about a man being shot by a black man and killed. >> reporter: acting on an
anonymous tip early sunday morning, police arrested 19-year-old jake con carl england and 32-year-old alvin lee watts. >> we were desperate for leads. that's why we made some very pointed requests of our community to come forward, and they did. >> reporter: the arrests came two days after the shootings that left neighborhoods in north tulsa in fear. police believe the victims were targeted at random. >> it sickens me. it angers me. this is not what tulsa, oklahoma, is about. >> reporter: the two are expected in court later this week, each facing multiple counts of first degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. >> our investigation always includes social networking sites. >> reporter: on a facebook page appearing to belong to 19-year-old england, posts made hours before the shootings, refer to the second anniversary of his father's murder in tulsa. police have not indicated any motive in the killings. >> it is very premature to talk
about hate crimes. we have yet to analyze all the information to understand the motivations. >> reporter: as the investigation continued on easter sunday. >> father, we've come together because we think of the families. >> reporter: members of the community joined in a prayer service honoring victims with roses. a tragedy now mixed with some sense of relief with sunday's arrests. francis co, nbc news. television legend mike wallace is being remembered today. the reporter and interviewer who spent 38 years on 60 minutes on cbs died at the age of 93. his family was at his side in connecticut where he lived the last few years. he said he wanted his epitaph to read tough but fair. nbc's brian moore has the story. >> reporter: mike wallace was a tv giant who cut the rich and powerful down to size. >> when we talk about dictatorship, i'm wagging my
finger at the president of china. >> reporter: as the iconic inquisitor for 60 minutes on cbs, it was wallace who grilled china's president after the tie anna min square mass is a car and the eye a toll la could he mini. >> i heard president sadat say on american television that the a man is a disgrace to islam and he used the word lunatic. >> reporter: when mike wallace asked questions, the world waited for the answer. >> some of our great leaders would not have been perhaps great television personalities. >> reporter: but wallace was. in a tv career that spanned six decades. >> the mike wallace interview. >> i'm ready any time you want to repeat the stupid question. >> reporter: he had a knack for making people squirm. >> you like this, that 40 million people have to see me do this. >> reporter: not even friends were safe. >> you really didn't need that question. >> reporter: but he did hard questions that occasionally cracked the public facade of
newsmakers. >> i am the man who made the peace. >> reporter: mike wallace, a quintessential news man who covered his century like few others, dead at 93. brian moore, nbc news, washington. in politics, the republican presidential candidates were not campaigning on easter sunday. today rick santorum has no campaign events planned. he's spending time with his wife and ailing 3-year-old daughter bell la who has a rare genetic condition and is back in the hospital. newt gingrich admitted yesterday he is far behind his rivalries and his campaign is deep in debt. the former house speaker said mitt romney was his party's most likely nominee, but gingrich insisted he is still staying in the race. here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. in california, a tanker truck carrying 9,000 gallons of gas bursts into flames after being hit by a car. it happened at the intersection of two major freeways shutting one of them down for hours. the driver of the car that hit the big rig has been arrested
for drunk driving. no one was hurt. in gary, indiana, two trains collided sunday and 15 cars derailed as a result, a faulty switch gear is being blamed. one worker broke his leg. those living near the crash are asked to stay in their homes while heavy equipment is brought in and out of the area. there is no sign any hazardous materials were on board. finally, in new york it is the one day each year that people don't mind getting sacked, i guess you could say. this weekend's international pillow fight day was held in more than 100 cities around the world. organizers say it's about getting people outside and being social. one city, l.a., canceled this year's pillow fight over fears it would kill a newly 4ri installed lawn. what a bummer. now for a national look at the weather, we'll turn to bill karins. have you ever done anything like that? >> no. no flash mobs. >> i saw you in a video though. that wasn't you? >> no.
i was neck deep in easter eggs all weekend like a lot of other people. good morning, everyone. what a beautiful weekend it was in so many spots. texas one of the exceptions out there, northern new england. i want to give you an update. the weather pattern is slow across the country. here's where we stand in 2012 as far as the warmest ever. we just got done with all the numbers from march and it shouldn't surprise anyone that for the lower 48 our warmest march ever. those records go back to 1895. so that's pretty impressive stuff. it's also january, february, march, the warmest first three months we've ever had to any year. we could be in the middle of some history-making warmth if we continue this through the summer. early march tornado outbreak was also our first billion dollar weather disaster of this year. last year i think we had 12 or 14 billion dollar weather disasters. that was record breaking. this was our first one and hopefully we won't do that any time soon again. in new england i mentioned northern next it was not a fun easter sunday. it was cloudy, cool, windy. that storm is still lingering, if not getting stronger there in
northern maine. winds are gusting in albany and boston already to 30 miles per hour. it will be a windy day today all the way down through philadelphia. new york city now windy at about 26 miles per hour. even buffalo too. it's not going to be that beautiful day like we had yesterday. the clouds will increase. we have some rain showers out there. today carry the umbrella if you want to stay completely dry. there will be hit and miss showers, windy. we hold onto the warmth for your monday. it will get much cooler on tuesday and wednesday as some cold air begins to wrap in around this big storm up there in northern maine. the other weather story during the day today, late today if you're in areas like dallas, oklahoma city, areas of western oklahoma, you're under a moderate risk of severe weather. we could see tore natd does out here in northern oklahoma. by the time they make it to oklahoma, wichita false and dallas, the threat will be damaging winds. we will see in tornado alley the possibility of a few tornadoes. veronica, overall, i think march
will end up warmer than april. >> i know. we have been so lucky. crunching the job numbers. the tumbling price of o.j. important news for chocolate lovers. your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. overtime, extra innings, and a shot for the ages at the masters. you're watching first look on msnbc.
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hey there. welcome back to first look. i'm veronica. here are some of the top stories making news this morning. north korea is going to launch a long range rocket this week. they were invited to see the rocket in position for the flight to put a satellite in earth on bit. activists claim more than 40 people were killed in syria yesterday as the violence continues and the syrian government has raised new demands which may jep or diez a
plan between army groups and rebel groups. the pakistani army says there may be no survivors after an avalanche buried 135 people at a military complex. a u.s. team of experts was sent to help the pakistani search effort. queen elizabeth has appointed prince charles's wife, camilla, the highest female rank in the royal victorian order. today is the seventh wedding anniversary for camilla and charles. you and as we approach the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the titanic, rel tifls of victims and survivors were among those leaving england yesterday on a cruise to new york to recreate the trip. they will hold special memorial services to mark the moment the ship hit an iceberg and sank. well, the u.s. markets were closed friday for the good friday and passover holidays. here is a first look at how wall street finished up the day thursday. the dow closed at 13 j 0 6 0.
the nasdaq was up 12. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. the nikkei dropped 142 points while in hong kong the hang seng dipped 197. today's reaction to friday's disappointing jobs report could be a hint as to whether last week's losses were just a pause or the start of a downward trend for stocks. already this morning doubts about the strength of the recovery in the world's largest economy drove asian markets lower as did a bigger than expected rise in china's inflation. friday's payroll data showed the u.s. added 120,000 jobs last month, well short of the expected 200,000. but in a potential twist of market logic, weak hiring could be good news if investors believe it will trigger another round of quantitatetive easing from the fed. after the bell tomorrow, earnings season kicks off with aluminum maker alcoa, jpmorgan and wells fargo. elsewhere, fresh trade in inflation data will be closely
watched for the impact of rising oil and gas prices. over the past two weeks the price of gas rose 4 cents bringing the national average to $3.97 for a gallon of regular. elsewhere, frozen orange juice futures have dropped to their lowest level in six months amid strong supplies and weak demand. at&t avoided a lockout agreeing to extend negotiations with officials. sony will reportedly slash its global work force by about 10,000 as early as the end of this year. and, finally, gadget loving chock owe who will licks rejoice thanks to the world's first three d desktop printer. you can turn out your very own chocolate designs for just under $4,000. yikes. well, a woman's weight during pregnancy may be a significant risk for her child have a development disorder. women who are obese during
pregnancy were 60% more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism. nbc's michelle fran zen has details. >> reporter: the risk for autism can be elevated even before a child is born, not because of genetics but, rather, the birth mother's weight. >> her biochemistry really has a profound impact on development, including brain development. >> reporter: a new study of 1,000 mothers and their children finds women who are obese during pregnancy are 60% more likely to have a child with autism and two times more likely to have a child with a developmental delay. having type 2 diabetes, a condition often linked to obesity, also increases the risk. >> diabetes in particular was associated with poorer scores in terms of language. >> reporter: the researchers say conditions that cause a spike in insulin can starve a mother's tissues of oxygen, lowering the oxygen supply to their unborn child and potentially affecting its brain development. >> pretty normal.
>> reporter: right now more than 60% of women of child bearing age in the u.s. are considered overweight or obese. >> if you are planning a pregnant si, you might think about losing weight and getting your exercise routine in order and making sure you're controlling your blood sugar. >> reporter: factors that could help the next generation's physical and mental health. michelle franzen, nbc news. well, the nicks return. the tigers claw the red sox in extra innings and the pirates don the -- your first look at sports is straight ahead. you're watching first look on m snchtsz nbc. [ barking ] i'm your dog, holding down the fort while you're out catching a movie. [ growls ] lucky for me, your friends showed up with this awesome bone.
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keep in mind, the green is to the right and behind the tree. bubba breaks out the hook shot and nails it. drops it about ten feet for the hole. bubba with an easter sunday to remember wins the masters in dramatic fashion. not bad for a guy who's never taken a golf lesson in his life. nba, bulls pick it up. carmelo anthony stops and pops to tie the game. then this overtime it's anthony again from the same spot. he had 43. knicks spoil derek rose's return. they win it 100-99. from overtime to extra innings, red sox and tigers. boston takes a lead in the 11th. detroit takes it back in the bottom of the frame. alex avila with the walk-off home run. tigers win it 13-12. red sox are 0-3. jay bruise ties it with the second homer of the game. scott romans. reds rally to beat the marlins,
6-4. are you starting to see a trend here. another game, another walk off. this one by the pirates. 9th inning, two outs. one on for andrew mccup chen. he delivers. rbi single to deep center. let the celebration begin. buck could hes knock off the phillies. i'm mario solis. now for another look at the weather. here's bill karins. for a brief moment we saw that girl with the bunny ears. >> yes. >> was that you this weekend? were you wearing your rabbit ears? >> i did not have a rabbit suit on. i don't mind doing a santa suit for the kids. the rabbit suit's totally pushing it. >> the easter eggs you guys did. >> the little 6 month old girl had ears on, that was about it. good morning, everyone. hope you had a nice holiday weekend. northern new england's not a pretty area. it's snowing in upper he m. burlington, vermont, we have rain showers for you. now we have some rain showers trying to dip down from syracuse to albany. we have a big storm that's going to crank the wind machine up
today blowing that cooler canadian air over. highs in the 50 sz with cloudy skies. the big cities will stay in the 60s today. much cooler air will come later today. around washington, d.c., showers are likely this afternoon. as far as the middle of the country goes, watch out from dallas to oklahoma city, all the way back into areas of western portions of oklahoma. this is where we have a moderate risk of severe weather. tornadoes are possible along interstate 40. we won't deal too much with tornadoes in dallas. you had your bout last week. we could see strong storms with damaging winds. that will be the story probably tomorrow morning as to how bad the severe weather was from today. >> definitely a sign of spring. thanks, bill. box office winners and losers, plus reportedly hurting for cash. what lindsey lohan did to raise money and a new accusation that could put her back in hot water. your first look at entertainment is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
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check this out. seattle is considering a new law that would make asking a woman to stop breast feeding illegal. well, asking a woman to start breast feeding will just remain awkward. what? weird. this is interesting, according to a recent study, most people think that they are thinner than they really are. >> whoo! >> this explains why the other day i saw newt gingrich buying a speedo at forever 21. newt, don't do it. speaking of air travel, a woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy while she was aboard a delta
flight. it was the first time a person flying delta arrived early. >> tonight jimmie welcomes steve harvey and musical guest pope. it's 12:35 and 11:35 central. it is time now for your "first look" at entertainment news. this weekend at the box office "the hunger games" rolled to its third straight number one finish. 33.5 million also sent hunger games over the $300 million mark in total earnings. american reunion performed on the lower end of expectations coming in second with a so-so 21.5 million. the titanic 3d finished third with 17.5 million. consider this, it cost 18 million to convert to 3d. worldwide it's made $61 million. >> it was worth it. >> not too shabby. finally, off formal probation for less than two weeks. lindsey lohan has been accused of getting into a nightclub fight with a woman.
while lohan's rep denies it, police are investigating. maybe she should have listened to the judge who loosened her probation when she said, quote, stop the nightclubing an focus on your work. lohan is reportedly so broke that last week she sold a truckload of her designer clothes to an l.a. clothing recycler. she got, guess how much for a truckload of clothes? >> all those clothes. >> all the clothes. just guess. >> maybe 5, 6 grand. >> 16,000. >> she got 16,000? >> she actually got 16,000 which i guess is not too bad. maybe we should try that. pool all our clothes. >> she could have had like closets and closets of clothing. >> they probably wouldn't want our clothes. bill and veronica who? >> i put mine outside for free. sometimes they don't even get taken. >> i'm veronica de la cruz. this is first look on msnbc. way too early with willie geist starts right now.
may i ask my question please, sir? >> are you the representative of the zionist regime or a journalist? >> if his is the teflon president si, nothing sticks. >> mine was the opposite. >> do you get anything done? money? >> so reluctant. >> why are you so reluctant. >> get over here, mike. >> no, i have no intention of leaving until you tell me what's on your mind. >> how are you, sir? >> what is this. >> this is 60 minutes. >> wow. >> you're a crook. >> doing gone, i wish they didn't say that. >> you're contemptible. i'd like you to get out of here. >> a large segment of white society is more concerned about tran quilt at this and the status quo than about justice and humanity. the end of an era in journalism. mike wallace, one of the founding members of cbs's "60 minutes" passed away on saturday at the age of 93. the question is